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were those without power coping with the coldest weather since sandy struck. and a new storm is just days away. >>> the moment of impact. a train barreling into a tanker truck loaded with liquid and a camera there to capture it all. >>> and moments in hard times, moments made famous from sandy from "saturday night live." >>> good morning, everyone. and we begin this monday, election eve, with the final few hours of campaign 2012. a daunting schedule of stops in a down to the wire race. >> finally, it is here. >> finally. >> one day left in his fight to the finish and the candidates will focus on the handful of states expected to decide the outcome. we have team coverage this morning. tahman bradley is in boston but t.j. winick starts it off from the windy city of chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, election day may not be until tomorrow, but 27 million americans have already cast their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longe
on that show. >> bruno, we understand some somber moments as well. they did pay tribute to the hurricane sandy victims as well, right? >> yes. the hosts brad paisley and carrie underwood, who have been hosting it for five years in a row now, before they started the monologue, they urged people to make a donation to the red cross society. and brad, before he performed his own song "southern comfort zone" lifted some words from "empire new york state of mind," and new york and new jersey and urged people to pray for them. >> that's sort of unusual to have the same host for five years in a row. how did they do this year? how are they doing. >> they were great. i don't though why brad paisley wasn't chosen to host "idol" instead of keith urban. he is a tremendous comedian. he's fast on his feet and carrie underwood is great if she ever wants to host her own show. >> interesting. >> big endorsement from bruno this morning. of course, you can't talk about awards without mentioning taylor swift. how did the belle of the ball do last night? >> the belle of the ball was shut out of every single nominat
and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had in days. new jersey is hard-hit, as well. with only half of the gas stations in new jersey and new york, rationing has gone into effect. >>> but the news is not all bad. atlantic city's 12 casinos are reopening. and the mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, letting storm victims crash at his house. >>> we also have something adorable for you this morning. it involves this puppy. her name is sandy, by the way. her owners threw her out of a car after the storm. but fortunately, a compassionate family took her i
feet after hurricane sandy. >>> but from the streets to the subways, it is far from business as usual. it's thursday, november 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good thursday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. a familiar face back in the house. >> yes. i'm so, so happy to be here. i have been trapped in westchester county in my home. >> no power. we have power here. no power at home. >> nice and warm here. [ laughter ] >> i get it. >> so we are healthy and safe. >> and that's what counts. >> that's what counts. >> absolutely. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. we'll get the latest on the wreckage, the rescues and the recovery in the wake of sandy in just a moment. >>> also this half hour, just five days until the election. we haven't been talking about that. >> what election? what? what? >> -- because of the storm. as the campaign trail and the hurricane's trail of destruction crisscross. >> it was an amazing day yesterday between the president and governor christie in new jersey. >> oh, yes. >> no one quite gets or understands how this w
on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought that he was near the end when rescuers risking their own lives, found him. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics on her new book. some calling it a royal embarrassment. >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. it's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for nearly two years and now we're down to the last two days. voters are starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting. george stephanopoulos will be here to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we got the smartest guy in the business. >>> coming up, in the northeast, this election is playing out against the backdrop utterly scrambled by sandy. now, new jersey, will allow voters vote by e-mail. take a look at this picture -- from the cover of the upcoming new york magazine. it takes the breath away. half of the island in the darkness. >> one week ago tomorrow where sandy hit. >>> coming up, the emotional story of the high school football star that
. >>> there's a new storm coming to the area slammed by sandy. as a nor'easter bears down, free gas causes chaos. a beer company delivers water, and we'll tell you how they're finally dealing with that dangling crane. >>> the rescue caught on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought he was near the end when rescuers, risking their own lives, found him in his socks. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics of her new book on party planning, some who are calling it a royal embarrassment. ♪ a little bit faster >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. >> i know. >> it's hard to believe this campaign has been going on for nearly two years now, and now we're down to the last two days. the voters are already starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting in many states. so which candidate has the edge in the stretch run? george stephanopoulos will be here soon to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we've got the smartest guy in the business to help us answer it. >
back and the subways are mostly running again following super storm sandy. but this morning new york governor andrew cuomo says cold temperatures are going to leave tens of thousands of people whose homes were damaged needing to find other places to live. abc news reporter john chifron reports from lower manhattan. >> flying high above the area, they got a close look at the arthur kill waterway. it is where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the super storm. >> so i think we are starting to win sphoors the response. as far as the response. >> and the welcome sight. a crane that dangled above the highest residential building is now safely tethered to the side of the building. >> if everything goes according to plan and we have a little more work to do, we hope to reopen west 57th street to traffic. >> it is a small sign that conditions in new york are looking up. coming out of the darkness and quiet -- excitement to have the light and sounds of normalcy. as more subways begin to run. >> i have been in the house day and night with the baby so i am excited to go back to
rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and the heart-wrenching moments on stage from the boss with his famous song. his message for all the victims of the storm. ♪ rise up come on, rise up >>> good morning, everyone. and some real drama from bruce springsteen. what an emotional tribute to his home state. there he is, singing "city of ruins." new jersey hit so hard by this storm. and bruce springsteen, obviously, so moved. >> it gives you chills. >> it sure does. >>> robin's home recovering. hope she's doing well this morning. amy robach is here. >> thanks so much. and the toll of the devastation of sandy is becoming more and more clear with the pictures this morning. here is what we know now. at least 92 dead. 3.8 million customers out of power. and here's the tough part. power could be out for weeks for so many. that is a tough situation. >> it sure is. a lot of people just don't know. >>> and so many people separated from their pets during the storm, are now being reunited. we have stunning pictures from the new york aquarium, where
, but first a look at some of the other stories we're following for you on this monday morning. >>> sandy's aftermath. as the temperatures plunge. there is new worry for the million people still without power. this morning, another powerful storm may be on the way. heartbreaking images. people just trying to stay warm, even turning the gas, ignition, gas on their stove on to stay warm. people who have basically nothing, and now they might get hit with another cold front. >> the mayor estimates here in new york, 20,000 new yorkers could be homeless as a result of this. the temperatures dip. you know, if you have a medical condition, you're vulnerable. if you're elderly, you're vulnerable. a dangerous situation. now a nor'easter sounds like definitely headed toward the area sometime on wednesday. if you're already in a vulnerable area, more rain and wind, not what you need or want to hear about. more details on that. >>> this morning, a story of a survival in the face of sandy. a hiker on a journey of a lifetime becomes stranded in the height of the storm. the dramatic rescue in the nick of
dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma." as of right now, viewers contributed a staggering amount, $15.7 million, which includes $3 million from samsung. if you can help, dial the number listed on the screen. we hope you will. >>> we turn to the election. terry moran on the trail with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what's going to happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspirat
from sandy. as temperatures plummet to below freezing in the storm zone. now all eyes on a nor'easter this week. sam is here with the up to the minute details. >>> dead heat. the last 24 hours of the most intense and expensive campaign in history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. right up to the final votes. our bottom line on where the race stands rite now. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild african dogs, as zookeepers race to fend them off, how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaches out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of hope, a day of renewal, a day of giving. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "
by super storm sandy. these are pictures from an amusement park of the barrier islands off staten island. there is just nothing left. rollercoaster rides that stood for 75 years are twisted metal now. however new york city is pushing forward. the city's annual marathon will be held on sunday as scheduled. the race makes light of the suffering, but supporterses -- supporters say it brings in money that the city desperately need. money affected by sandy say they just want to get home. this was the expressway after an evacuation order was lifted. look at all of the cars. of course you need gas to drive and that is in short supply because of sandy. people are waiting in line more than three hours to buy some gas from the stations that have power to even operate. the walt disney company has announced a $2 million contribution to the victims of super storm sandy. >> we are doing everything we can including the cash donation plus encouraging our employees to donate on their own which we will match dollar for dollar. and using the great reaches of the walt disney company and the media networks,a
at the unbelievable destruction from sandy's path. >> wow. >> new york harbor. >> that is staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so cle
this half hour, the power problems in the storm zone nearly two weeks after sandy and they don't seem to be getting much better. needless to say residents and business owners are just, just a little bit irritated to put it quite mildly. >> it's not inconvenient anymore. it's more than that. >> it is much more than that. >>> then if a fire truck could talk, the tales it could tell, listen to this, particularly one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that bond -- that fire truck certainly represents that. >>> also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word "cancer" is involved, we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the imp
. >>> 6:04. >> authorities continuing to find damage caused by superstorm sandy. this morning, disney and abc are teaming up with the red cross for a day of giving to help victims. amy hollyfield joins us live from san francisco to show how you can help. >> reporter: think about what your money could go toward. you can help them buy blankets, they are going to need 80,000 during this disaster at the shelters everybody gets a could the and blanket there's 120 three shelters open now, every child -- there's 123 shelters open now. every child gets a -- it is not just cash they need. you guys have another dire need that people can give. >> storm cancelled over 360 red cross blood drives in the last week or so there's a critical need for blood. if someone has already given a cash donation they may want to consider a blood donation, a gift that will save a life. the best thing to do is make appointment ahead of time by going to redcross.org and that will go a long way. >> reporter: you have volunteers already if from the bay area on the ground helping about 100. -- we know they will help th
playing out across the region, in the desperate hours since sandy hit. last night, new york police helicopters airlifted staten island residents off their roof. up and down the jersey shore, scenes of devastation. house after house, crumpled to bits. and for many, stranded here in hoboken, there's no relief in sight. and diane, i'm standing in what's supposed to be a busy intersection. but if you look around, as far as the eye can see, nothing but water. and of course, for the people who live here, the urgency is only growing. diane? >> thank you, alex. >>> and these rescue scenes bring us to an update, the ones you saw in alex's report, because they include some heroes of the storm you have met before. as sandy crashed into new york, i went to meet with the nypd's scuba rescue team and they are preparing to brave 20-foot waves in the dark of the night to help anyone in trouble, but they tell me today, they did not have to rescue a single new yorker in the waters, so, they boarded those rescue helicopters. they were there, airlifting people off the rooftop in staten island. a grate
expected to cause more flooding to coastal communities. battered by super storm sandy. some have been ortdered. officials urging people not to leave their homes during the height of the storm. >> it is a good idea to stay indoors with this because hurricane sandy weakened trees and high winds tonight could cause more trees and limbs to come down. the storm debris still on our streets to blow around dangerously. >> air travel is being impacted 18 slits have been cancelled because of this. >> want to show you a live picture in new york city. weather outside is frightful again. one guy is prepared and having a good time. we're watching this shot and look at the size of the snowflakes. they're large and you can see snow is melting as soon as it hits the ground. it's been rough there the past week and a half. >> a verdict this afternoon in the trial of a man accused of killing two people at the richmond san rafael bridge toll plaza a contra costa jury found a suspect guilty. now they'll decide if he'll receive the death penalty. his exworked as a toll collector there. burress acted as his
hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their closing arguments. >> the american auto industry is back on top. osama bin laden is dead. we have made real pr
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us this is abc's day of giving to help hurricane sandy victims. stay with us, thanks for joining us. >>> we are following breaking news out of fremont, police on the scene of a deadly shooting that involved two police officers and a domestic violence suspect. investigators say officers shot and killed a 37-year-old man from san jose, after he refused to drop a knife. police say the man was naked and chasing his wife on the street with the knife. it started 11:00 last night on central avenue. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get an update. >>> president obama and mitt romney are storming into the final day of campaigning. mr. obama holding rallies in wisconsin and iowa. romney will visit florida, virginia and new hampshire. the richest prize, no doubt ohio. today each will rally their supporters in columbus. the president will return to his home in chicago tonight. t.j. winick joins us from chicago. >> reporter: election day may not be until tomorrow, 27 million americans have already cast their vote. a scene of how close the obama c
watch -- matching the entire total for 2011. >> to super storm sandy now. crews seem to be making efforts -- progress in efforts to restore power after the storm. >> more than 8 million people in 10 states lost power after the storm hit a week ago tomorrow. getting around is still very challenging. hundreds waited in long lines in new jersey to try to catch a bus. >> we're a tough group of people. we will rebuild. we'll get better after this and will be tougher, america couldn't take new jersey toughness before this. after this we're going to be hell on wheels to everybody. >> the death toll climbed to 113 people today. concern growing about a if you storm forecast to hit on wednesday. >> you can help take part in the day of giving. disney kicked it off with a $2 million donation to the red cross. you can also call 1-800-help now or go online to red cros cross..org-abc. >> and bay efforts in the day of give weerg in that location for american red cross. it's important. we're shocked by what we can see from the east coast. there is critical assistance needed to rebuild skm that is
or ahead of all the key battleground states and hurricane sandy had to have helped there as well. the president's job approval is up to 51% and for most of the hurricane, people saw the president doing his job. they basically liked what they saw, so as i said you look at those battleground states there, the president tied or ahead in all the battleground states right now. >> well, we will be springing into action tomorrow as the voting begins and, george, i will see you very soon. >> you will. >> of course on "good morning america," as well. >>> you know, i know, how many people have turned out to vote early. take a look at this, americans lining up to vote early. a mom with an infant in a car seat. her young son taking it all in bowling green, ohio, and other americans ready to spend hours in georgia, arkansas, illinois and across this country and unprecedented number of americans voting early so what do these early results show? abc's jonathan karl on that. >> reporter: you think election day is tomorrow? think again. we have already been seeing long lines at voting places for
that no one in the region worst affected by sandy wants to here. a classic nor'easter driving north with the storm zone its sight. >> so far no evacuations have been ordered burke that could change. for the forecast, we're joined by meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >>> good morning. tracking the threat for a nor'easter here. it could arrive on the eastern seaboard wednesday. monday evening, thunderstorms in the gulf coast. hail, thunderstorms rolled across louisiana into texas. eastward. early morning hours. here today the story of low pressure will get its act together as it tracks through northern florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear. >>> adding insult to injury, more steps forward in the recovery from sandy. world trade center memorial site reopened. damage from the storm taken care of. >> the federal government is making million
hurricane sandy. >> many had to cast their ballots in tents and other makeshift polling sites, taking shuttle buses and enduring some very long lines. displaced new jersey residents were allowed to vote by e-mail or fashion, but the electronic option simply overwhelmed the county clerks there. >> a lot of them said voting's the only thing they have left. and now those people struggling to recover from hurricane sandy are about to face a new threat, a nor'easter packing heavy winds, rain, even snow. >> here we go again. accuweather's meteorologist jim dickey is tracking the storm right now and has the latest. jim? >> good morning rob and paula. here's our budding storm system this morning. brought some rainfall to coastal north carolina. through tuesday evening, it will strengthen and move its way northward. as we head forward through the day, what can we expect? well, the system is moving faster than first anticipated. through the morning hours, we're really going to see some rain and strong, gusty winds. winds out of the northwest and northeast, hence the term "nor'easter" here. ther
with two days left? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. meteorologist ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> tragic fall. a day of heartbreak at an american zoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. the desperate effort to save his life. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern firewall. romney needs ohio because without it, the math for him is very difficult. which is why we discovered a frenetic pace, as we were allowed inside both campaigns, working on the ground here today to get out the vote. governor romney in cleveland. tonight, his campaign says his ground game is well ahead of john mccain's
don't have homes or power, following hurricane sandy. >> many had to cast their ballots in tents and other makeshift polling sites, taking shuttle buses and enduring very long lines. displaced new jersey residents were allowed to vote by e-mail or fax. but the electronic options overwhelmed the county clerks there. >> a lot of them said voting was the only thing they had left. and now those recovering from hurricane sandy is about to face a new threat. a nor'easter packing heavy winds, rain and snow. >> jim dickey is tracking the storm right now and has the latest. jim? >> good morning rob and paula. here's our budding storm system this morning. brought some rainfall to coastal north carolina. through tuesday evening, it will strengthen and move northward. what can we expect? the system moving faster than first anticipated. through the morning hours, see some rain and strong, gusty winds. winds out of the northwest and northeast. hence the term nor'easter here. going to be significant coastal flooding and significant beach erosions. it's impacting the same areas impacted by sandy
sandy. >> thousand could not vote at usual poll locations, they took buses or shared ride. many said it felt like a return to normalcy, a change from the on going crisis. only thing i have. lost my home, everything, only had my freedom to vote. >> had to be a welcome distraction. folks in the dark. a week later. colorado and washington have become the first states in the country to legalize, recreational marijuana use. >> what did you say? >> recreational marijuana use. >> it will allow adults to possess small amounts of pot. >> a federal law in place. now the issue will likely end up in front of the supreme court. a similar initiative was rejected by voters in oregon. >> much more on that you can believe. for the first time, same-sex marriage approved by popular vote with ballot initiatives passing in maryland and maine. still too early to tell if washington, itself, will follow suit. but voters in minnesota said no to placing a ban on gay marriage in the state's constitution. >> californians voted for repeal to the death penalty. the sentences of 700 death row prisoners will now be
1:30 or so, the president spoke with new jersey governor chris christie about hurricane sandy recovery. then, he handed the phone over to bruce springsteen. christie is a huge fan. >> it was great to talk to the president. and even better to talk to bruce. >> reporter: at 3:40 in columbus, ohio, the boss began and was soon joined by jay-z. then, the president was joined by the first lady for the final rally in des moines, iowa. >> i love you. let's go vote. >> reporter: and in addition, of course, to doing radio and tv interviews to get out the vote, president obama will play the traditional game of election day basketball. he always plays, george. it's become something of a superstition for the president. >> it sure has. jake, thanks very much. >>> let's get more from matthew dowd. veteran of presidential campaign war rooms. and jake talked about the wind at the back of the president. our poll shows, ten days ago, coming out of the debates, mitt romney had a three-point lead over the president. over the last ten days, that's shifted. our final poll has the president at 50%, m
. sandy's path of destruction will force voters to cast ballots at different polling places on tuesday. most of new york's public schools will re-open tomorrow. students and commuters will find more of the big apple subway system open. but many lines remain closed because of flooded tunnels and other storm damage. disney and abc are making monday a day of giving to the victims of sandy. disney is kicking things off with a $2 million donation to the american red cross. samsung will provide a dollar for dollar match up to three million for viewer donations to the american red cross abc day of giving. you can help by texting abc to 90999 to give $10 to the relief efforts. you can also call 1-800-help now or go on-line to red cross .org/abc. >>> and now a follow-up to a story we told you about on abc7 news. a handicapped woman was hit by a car while on the sidewalk in belmont. since our story aired we received calls from people who wanted to help including one family who wanted to donate their motorized wheelchair. sergio has the details. >> this motorized wheelchair has been in storage fo
sandy may been the president had last minute momentum the momentum swaupbg towards the president in the last few days. >>> we'll see you again in the 6:30 half hour. >>> cup of warm could havey sounds good with the weather turning chillier. >>> going to be cool you may need to use the heater if you haven't used it already this year, especially since we have still in the forecast. embarcadero center there to our south from vallejo streets you can see it is cloudy here, keeping an eye on sfo, oakland and san jose, make sure all those flights are on time fog isn't this thick everywhere. let's look at live doppler, thick fog in the north bay and around most of the bay shore south bay and east bay valleys not as prevalent. here's temperatures everybody still empty low to upper 50s around the monterey bay, low to mid 50s bay inland 10° spread from gilroy at 347 salinas 57. today -- gilroy at 47, salinas 57. cold front tomorrow, colder with showers possible and on the back side of that, thunder for friday. today, compared to average, close -- yesterday were about 11 to 13° warmer than
submerged streets. and body bags after sandy has now claimed nearly 40 lives. more than half of them on staten island, so close to manhattan, but living in devastation. and tonight, "nightline" anchor cynthia mcfadden is there where after four days the community is shaken. cynthia? >> reporter: good evening, diane. every massive tragedy has within it a whole series of smaller ones. one such played out behind me, though, that staircase led to a house where a mother, father and 13-year-old girl lived. only the mother survived. staten island is a whole series of stories, just like that one. in staten island today, a cry for help. >> we're going to die! if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devast
distances, in many cases, for a race that is now yet another casualty of hurricane sandy. diane? >> all right, dan, thank you. >>> and we know what was haunting even a lot of those athletes. take a look. parts of the city were celebrating tonight as their lights came back on. but in so many other places, a very different story. families were bundling up to keep warm in the bitter cold. take a look. a baby swaddled in the candlelight. neighbors sit by campfires in the street. a family huddles for warmth in their home, choosing their own house over a shelter. and everywhere, there are those lines, waiting for even a few gallons of gasoline. and abc's alex perez has been out all day with the families, waiting. >> reporter: in lower manhattan tonight, hundreds of new yorkers lined up for food. for many, the first hot meal they've had in days. but while the power is turning on right now, thousands throughout the region are still bracing for a very cold night. help also arriving in blacked out communities like staten island and the rockaways, where neighbors are planning for another night in
-minute polling accommodations for voters who were displaced by superstorm sandy. some devastated areas will cast ballots on portable voting machines in tents that you see there. governor andrew cuomo cleared the way for people to vote in any polling site in new york. and people in new jersey can vote electronically by e-mail or by fax. >>> as a powerful nor'easter looms, some people in the storm zone say they are too worried about surviving to vote. the approaching storm is meeting nearly 1.5 million without power, struggling to just keep warm in the midst of some of the coldest air of the season. new york's mayor bloomberg is urging residents to turn the to shelters. but not everyone is willing to go. >> it's our home. if you leave your place and you don't know if they're going to loot. >> a big concern, looting is. about 10,000 people in battered homes and apartments will likely need emergency housing in new york city alone. >>> and we're learning about the heavy damage sandy inflicted on one custom-built staten island home. it's the home of army specialist brendan morocco, who lost both arms
" -- more misery for areas hard hit by and still reeling after sandy. >> a snowy nor'easter is dumping up to 10 inches of snow in the new york area making for some real problems this morning. it's thursday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> welcome everyone. adding insult to injury, snow on top of all of the destruction from sandy. just what this area of the country did not need. good morning, everybody, i'm paula faris. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. our nor'easter coverage is up first. >>> also this half hour, freed after nearly four decades in prison for murders he says he did not commit. the story of a newly freed man also coming up in this half hour. >>> then, the question -- is the shine off of apple. practically everyone has an i-something. but the company stock is sliding and plenty of people want to know what is wrong with the once mighty tech giant. did you ever think you would hear stock sliding, apple in trouble? >> i think financially they're still okay. >> i think they are. >>> and a bunch of guys who knew what they wanted
with their flashlights, family suffering after sandy a. as you know vo n unbroken to vote. linsey davis tells us what they're facing tonight. >> reporter: without power, but not power-less. in some of the areas most devastated by hurricane sandy, we saw images like this of the victims, eager to show with everything they lost, they still have a voice. in rockaway park, queens, when the generators ran out of gas, voters had to cast ballots in the dark. some new jersey voters climbed into winnebagos to cast their ballots. overwhelmed by applications, state officials there extended the deadline for casting votes by e-mail until friday. hard-hit staten island residents are still trying to catch their breath. did you get a chance to vote today? >> vote. no. look at this. who's got time to vote? >> reporter: now with the added burden of another storm on the way, expected to hit tomorrow night, this devastated coastline is in the bull's-eye of a nor'easter bringing rain, high winds, coastal flooding, even snow to an already battered region. >> we could have some snow on the ground and certainly snow on the t
storm is hitting the northeast and many families still rebuilding after hurricane sandy are pounded again by wind and snow. and there's a worry tonight that people without heat could be in danger from hypothermia. abc's meteorologist ginger zee has visited one of these hard-hit places and we see you there, ginger. it is snowy and it looks very cold. >> reporter: it is very cold. it feels like it's probably windchill of low 20s. the winds have gusted to 40 miles an hour, diane. you can see the piles of trash, mounds of sand that line streets like this in rockaway park, just outside new york city. all these really hard-hit areas, they are now just slushy and covered in snow and just a mess. and get this. more than 22,000 people, tonight, have lost power from this new storm already. and we've got a whole night of nor'easter ahead. an ice cold coating of fresh misery. and it has plenty of company tonight. with a new storm on the way. how do you feel? >> tired. exhausted. but hey, what am i going to do? this is life. >> reporter: you can see it. life. piled up on every block. and in ever
sandy dealt its devastating blow, 120,000 homes and businesses in new york and jersey are facing yet another day without power. with anger and frustration growing, people demonstrated over the weekend against the long island power authority which still has 100,000 customers in the dark. the protesters said along with the low restoration, they can't even get information from the utility company. >> patience is wearing thing there. >>> and they're searching for survivors in myanmar this morning after a powerful earthquake rattled that nation, just a week before president obama is set to visit the 6.8 magnitude quake collapsed homes, bridges and mines and also damaged ancient buddhist temples. at least 12 people were feared dead. >>> in italy, the city known for its canals is scrambling to soap cope with severe flooding. after days of heavy rain, central venice is 70% under water. people waded through streets as it peaked five feet above normal. in tuscany, flooding and mud slides forced 200 people from their homes. >>> and a destructive brush fire is burning out of control in southern
travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is also keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas military leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> abc's alex marquardt is live in jerusalem with the breaking developments. alex? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. that's right. the israeli air strikes in the retaliatory palestinian rocket attacks have continued overnight into this morning. israel says it has carried out over 100 attacks on targets in the gaza strip. not just on individuals, like ahmed jabari, who was killed yesterday. but on rocket sites, including on the long-rage fajar rockets that are iranian-made. they have a range of about 50 miles and could hit tel aviv. in response, hamas and palestinian militant groups have targeted southern israel with rockets. we're getting word now that four israelis have bee
month after hurricane sandy, there's an astounding new price tag on the storm. new york governor andrew cuomo estimates repairs for the state and new york city will top $32 billion. another $9 billion may be needed to prevent damage from future storms. cuomo says sandy affected many more people and places than did hurricane katrina. >>> next door in new jersey, which suffered $30 billion in losses, governor chris christie, just announce thad he's running for re-election. christie's won praise and new found popularity with his handling of hurricane sandy. he says he is going to seek another term next year. so he can continue leading the state through the long recovery. and he, won back in 2009 by 86,000 votes. so far no democratic challenger has put their name in the hat, but we're hearing rumbles of potentially newark mayor cory booker. >>> another popular politician who has kind of gained some voice on the national stage. should be interesting. i wonder how two things will impact him in terms of his standing within the gop. number one, of course, the famous scene of christie and the pr
gears, abc success day of giving to help victims of super storm sandy has been a huge success. >> people have been generous. $16.8 million has been raised for the red cross relief effort. a big dhangs to everyone in the bay area who donated. >> if you haven't donated text abc to 90 flien -- 9 czar -- thine 0999 to donate $10. or go on-line to red cross .org .org/abc. >> wonderful to see how people respond. they always do. >>> let's talk about the weather forecast. a beautiful day at the polls. that was certainly no excuse to not vote. >> changing though. >> changing in a big way, carolyn and dan. good evening to you. it was great looking weather for elections. as we look at the doppler the fog has cozied up to the coast. it is going to be tracking some major changes in the days ahead. let's look at the new records for today. we had about seven new records. oakland airport 82 and redwood city and san jose tied at 8 degrees. gilroy shattering 88 with the record. here are some of the other highs for the day. 77 in san francisco. pretty warm in santa cruz, 80 degrees there. 82 in napa. 84 sa
sandy. some new jersey and new york residents are being warned to evacuate. new york city closing parks, playgrounds and beaches and ordering construction sites to be secured. >> i think the cold is going to get them and the snow that is going to stop or delay the recovery efforts because they don't have power and it is 30°, brutal. color coded to show with you what is going on. there you go, you can see the snow lining up from boston down to almost delaware. it is getting thicker that snow is and heavy at times. the fact these people don't have power and it is snowing, it is almost like being in an ice storm in the south if you have been there you get the ice storm, it comes in, cold then you don't have power forever that's what they are dealing with thoughts out for those folks hopefully that relief we sent with that day of giving is going to help clouds from emeryville back towards san francisco one more picture san jose starting to see clouds dissipate enough for sun to breakthrough. doppler showing dry air no radar returns you can see clearing trend along the north bay especially
for the east coast, bringing snow, high winds and a new wallop in the areas hit by hurricane sandy. sam, you were out there last week. this one's coming now. >> all eyes are rightfully focused on what is this storm. moving into an area that's been pounded by a really large storm. this may be a garden-variety nor'easter, but it carries with it very cold air. watch this low get into position and get into place. we'll freeze it at the critical times. it starts with a rain and snow mix in d.c. and in philly and new york city. but by 5:00 a.m. on thursday, here's what we're looking at. right around coastal areas, we're hoping for a changeover to rain here. that means it will knock down the snow totals. you won't be able to measure this as a big snow event on the coast. but inland areas will continue to pile up with the snow. watch that low continue to pull away, and know that this is a mixture of snow and rain, right along the coast. all snow inland and a little coastal surf along the shoreline. it's tough enough to ride out a nor'easter in areas like the far rockaways when you have everything yo
families still suffering living without power now 15 days after hurricane sandy including thousands on long island. the long island power authority has come under fire accused of gross negligence. today, new york governor andrew cuomo launched an investigation and vowed to hold them accountable. >>> and with nine days left until thanksgiving, today another kind of thanksgiving tradition. the annual prediction from aaa about how many of us plan to travel this holiday. they say more families will be traveling this year than last. 43.6 million of us will venture at least 50 miles from home and that's up 7% from last year. 90% of the travelers will drive, by the way, and the average thanksgiving travel budget is now $498, down $46 from last year. >>> and still ahead on "world news," an athlete collapses on live television from a crippling anxiety shared by millions of americans. how he turned his panic into triumph next. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wor
winner tonight. it was devastated, as you know, by that superstorm sandy and still awaiting word how many people in the storm zone could actually show up. but we are ready to project that the winner tonight in new jersey is president obama, george. >> so we still see the north is going to president obama, the south is going to governor romney. so far just about everything as expected right now. see the states filled in that have been called already but we'll keep our eye all night long on these big battlegrounds where the campaigns have invested so much time and energy and money. the big states that are going to tip the balance tonight, the vote continues to come in. i want to go to ohio. you see it on the map right now if we can zone in on the board. we see about 20% of the vote has now come in ohio. president obama has 59% of that so far. governor romney, 40% and jon karl, i want to go to you. so much of that lead is based on the early vote that was made before today. >> yeah, that's exactly right and, remember, i said at this time exactly four years ago, obama had a 33-point lead over
, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis to view firsthand all the mess that sandy left behind here along the east coast. new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg will accompany the president has he views the damage. >> the trip follows his first news conference of the president's second term. abc's jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director, the president said petraeus failed to meet his own standard but he also praised him. >> we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: he also addressed the central question -- did the scandal put national security at risk. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: on the high-stakes talks over the looming budget crisis, the president took a har
: the spokesperson sandy patt told me by phone the isolation booth is designed as therapy for children needing to calm down. of the 6,500 students in the longview district, eight or nine are allowed to go inside that's because the school has permission from their parents. >> it is concerning to us that there may not be a complete understanding of the situation. >> reporter: catt said some of the eight or nine kids voluntarily go inside the booth for a break from simulation and added when the door is locked a school staff member is outside monitoring what happens. >> that is fascinating but that state law on disciplining students really varies wildly and that the federal law restricts, if there is no federal laws, to restrict policies and practices like this. looked like a jail cell. >> that seems a little harsh for kids, you know, that age. sure teachers will find a way to rationalize it. that seems a little overly punitive and strange. but obviously think, if it gets strong enough parental reaction they will change some of those policies. >> you think. seems archaic. >> music to my ears. the
days about hurricane sandy and that moment where president obama was given an opportunity to go to new jersey, to look presidential and, of course, stand beside chris christie. there will be a lot of talk about that whether or not that halted the momentum once and for all, any momentum he had. but it's been up and down and a roller-coaster ride and i believe in the end the governor and ann romney thought they had momentum and were hoping they would be able to pull it off. >> we are getting ready to hear from governor romney any minute now so let's take a break. we'll be right back with that. last thanksgiving, about 2 million people tried to deep-fat-fry their turkey. 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods. and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. that's allstate's stand. are you in good hands? ♪ with thermacare heatwraps. thermacare works diffe
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